Case Studies

The National Cleaner Production Centre South African Case Studies

Through the use of case studies the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) show cases the benefits and application of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) methodologies.

The areas in which the RECP methodologies are applied are:

·         Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE),

·         Industrial Symbiosis Programme (IS Programme), and

·         Industrial Water Efficiency Project (IWE) Project. 

Tenneco Automotive South Africa

Key findings:

The two plants completed more than 15 projects of varying sizes over three years. R3,100,000 was invested with a payback period of 1.55 years. Monetary savings amounted to R2 million, energy savings amounted to 2,540,000 kWh, and GHG emission were reduced by 2,428.08 tonnes of CO2.

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ISO 50001 Certification

Tenneco has set its sights on ISO 50001 from the day the standard was released. Progress towards ISO 50001 was a great learning experience and in late 2013, Tenneco became the first company to attain ISO 50001 certification in South Africa.

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